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It’s Not Just What You Say But How You Say It

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Professor Christopher Lucas addresses long-standing questions in political science using new computational methods and previously untapped datasets – including the sound of political speech.

PhD Candidate Luwei Ying Publishes Paper with Prof. David Carter in APSR

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PhD Candidate Luwei Ying publishes the paper, "Historical Border Changes, State Building and Contemporary Trust in Europe," with Dr. David Carter and Dr. Scott Abramson (Rochester) in the American Political Science Review.

Professor Keith Schnakenberg and PhD Candidate Jordan McAllister Publisehd on IO Website

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Professor Keith Schnakenberg and PhD Candidate Jordan McAllister's article, "Designing the Optimal Climate Agreement with Variability in Commitments," is online on the IO website.

Professor Reeves and PhD Candidate Zoe Ang Published in American Journal of Political Science

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Congratulations to Professor Andrew Reeves and PhD Candidate Zoe Ang along with their co-authors, Jon C. Rogowski and Arjun Vishwanath, on publishing their article, "Partisanship, Economic Assessments, and Presidential Accountability," in the American Journal of Political Science.

Professor James L. Gibson in Washington Post

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Professor James L. Gibson and co-author Michael J. Nelson discuss the high state courts and their book "Judging Inequality: State Supreme Courts and the Inequality Crisis" with The Washington Post.

Professor Nomikos Interviewed by KSDK about Afghanistan Crisis

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Professor William Nomikos was interviewed by local news, KSDK, about the crisis in Afghanistan.

Professor Nomikos on the Afghanistan Crisis

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Professor William Nomikos was interviewed by The Source's Sarah Savat for an article titled, "WashU Expert: Afghanistan Crisis Was a Predictable Catastrophe".

Professor Chris Lucas Awarded Methodology, Measurement, and Statics Program Grant

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Congratulations to Professor Chris Lucas and his collaborator, Dean Knox (UPenn), for being awarded a grant through the Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics Program for their project, "Computational Methods for Speech Analysis."

Prof. Betsy Sinclair named as a Fellow of the Society for Political Methodology

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Betsy Sinclair has been named as a Fellow of the Society for Political Methodology! The position of Fellow “honors individuals who have made outstanding scholarly contributions to the development of political methodology, and whose methodological work has had a major international impact on subsequent scholarship in the field, in the discipline more broadly, and where appropriate in other areas.”

Professor Andrew Reeves Published in Legislative Studies Quarterly

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Professor Andrew Reeves and co-author Jon Rogowski published their article, "Unilateral Inaction: Congressional Gridlock, Interbranch Conflict, and Public Evaluations of Executive Power" in Legislative Studies Quarterly.

Professor Andrew Reeves and Former PhD Student David Miller Published in The Conversation

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Professor Andrew Reeves and 2020 PhD Graduate, David Miller, published an article about how a public commission on the Supreme Court will affect public opinion in The Conversation.

Professor Jacob Montgomery Published in PNAS

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Professor Jacob Montgomery and co-authors published their article, "Overconfidence in news judgments is associated with false news susceptibility," in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS).

Professor Matt Gabel Researches How the Widening Political Rift in the U.S. Impacts Medical Research

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Professor Matt Gabel along with John C Morris & Catherine M. Roe have been researching to find why some people were more inclined to participate in medical research than others. Their study finds conservatives are less willing than liberals to participate in research.

Professor Deniz Aksoy's Paper Accepted for Publication at Journal of Peace Research

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Congratulations to Professor Deniz Aksoy and her co-author, David Carlson, on their paper "Electoral Support and Militants' Targeting Strategies" being accepted for publication at Journal of Peace Research.

Professor Chris Lucas Published in American Political Science Review

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Congratulations to Professor Chris Lucas for publishing his article "A Dynamic Model of Speech for the Social Sciences" with co-author, Dean Knox, in American Political Science Review.

Professor David Carter's Paper Accepted at International Studies Quarterly

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Professor David Carter's paper, "The Varieties of Coup d’état: Introducing the Colpus Dataset" was accepted at International Studies Quarterly. The paper is co-authored by John Chin (Carnegie Mellon University) and Joe Wright (Penn State University).

Professor Michael Bechtel to be Published in American Political Science Review

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Professor Michael Bechtel and his co-authors', Kirk Bansak and Yotam Margalit, article "Why Austerity? The Mass Politics of a Contested Policy“ has been accepted at American Political Science Review.

Professors Margit Tavits and Deniz Aksoy and PhD Candidate William O’Brochta Publish in British Journal of Political Science

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Congratulations to Professors Margit Tavits and Deniz Aksoy and PhD Candidate William O’Brochta! Their article “Western Political Rhetoric and Radicalization” is now forthcoming in the British Journal of Political Science.

Professor Hayward Publishes in the Journal of Politics

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Congratulations to Professor Clarissa Rile Hayward for publishing her article, " Disruption: What Is It Good For?", in the Journal of Politics.

Prof. Crisp, Prof. Gabel, & Former Graduate Students Publish in American Political Science Review

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Congratulations to Professor Brian Crisp, Professor Matthew Gabel, and former graduate students, Caitlin Ainsley, Clifford Carrubba, Betul Demirkaya, and Dino Hazdic for publishing their article, "Roll Call Vote Selection: Implications for the Study of Legislative Politics" in the forthcoming American Political Science Review.

Professor Reeves and PhD Student Write Article for Washington Post

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Congratulations to Professor Andrew Reeves and PhD student, David Miller, for writing an article for The Washington Post's Monkey Cage.

Professor Nomikos Publishes in International Peacekeeping

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Congratulations to Professor William Nomikos for publishing an article in Internation Peacekeeping.

Professor Reeves and PhD Student Publish in Political Behavior

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Congratulations to Professor Andrew Reeves and PhD student, Bryant Moy, on publishing their work in Political Behavior.

Talking politics: The surprising consequences of innocent conversation

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In an era of worries over fake news, who can be trusted? Taylor Carlson studies the effects of interpersonal political communication, especially on social media.

Professor Carter Publishes in International Organization

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Congratulations to Professor David Carter and co-author, Paul Poast, for publishing their article " Barriers to Trade: How Border Walls Affect Trade Relations" in International Organization.

Professor Lucas Publishes Article in Science

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Congratulations to Professor Chris Lucas and co-authors on publishing their article "Universality and diversity in human song” in Science.

Professor Carter Publishes in The Washington Post

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Congrats to Professor David Carter and co-authors John Chin and Joesph Wright on publishing a Monkey Cage article on The Washington Post website about recent claims of a "coup attemp" in the US, of which their research was based on the topic. Their article was titled, "No, the Trump impeachment inquiry is not a coup".

Professor Nomikos Publishes in the Journal of Peace Research

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Congratulations to Professor William Nomikos and co-author Nicholas Sambanis (UPenn) on publishing their article, " What is the mechanism underlying audience costs? Incompetence, belligerence, and inconsitency," in the Journal of Peace Research.

Professor Tavits Publishes in the PNAS

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Congratulations to Professor Margit Tavits and co-author Professor Efrén O. Pérez (UCLA) on publishing their article, "Language influences mass opinion toward gender and LGBT equality,” in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

Deniz Aksoy and PhD Graduate Paper Forthcoming in European Union Politics

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Congratulations to Deniz Aksoy and PhD graduate, Dino Hadzic! Their paper, "Political Institutions and Collective Attachments" is forthcoming in European Union Politics.

David Carter's Paper Accepted by Journal International Organization

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Congratulations to Professor David Carter and co-author Paul Poast of University of Chicago, on the acceptance of their paper, "Barriers to Trade: How Border Walls Affect Trade Relations" by the Journal of International Organization.

Professor Tavits and Former/Current Graduate Students Win an APSA Award

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“Legacies of the Third Reich: Concentration Camps and Outgroup Intolerance” has won the Sage Best Paper Award.

Margit Tavits and Collaborators Receive a German National Science Foundation Grant

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Professor Tavits and her collaborators (Professor Debus from University of Mannheim and Professor Somer-Topcu from UT-Austin) have been awarded a 467,010 euro (about $ 523,000) grant by the German National Science Foundation (DfG) to study whether and how political parties change their policy positions between elections and whether voters understand and care about those position changes.

Betsy Sinclair Published on ResearchGate

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Congratulations to Professor Betsy Sinclair! Her article, "Pathways to Trump: Republican Voters in 2016," was published on ResearchGate. 

PhD Candidate Miguel Pereira's Article Forthcoming at Electoral Studies

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Congratulations to PhD Candidate Miguel Pereira! His article, "Do Parties Respond Strategically to Opinion Polls? Evidence from Campaign Statements," has been accepted at Electoral Studies.

Prof. Brian Crisp and PhD Graduate Betul Demirkaya's Article Accepted in The Journal of Politics

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Congratulations to Professor Brian Crisp and PhD graduate Betul Demirkaya!  Their paper, "Strategic Entry and Strategic Voting in Majoritarian Systems" has been accepted to be published in The Journal of Politics.

PhD Candidate Patrick Rickert's Research in Vox Political Science Blog

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PhD Candidate Patrick Rickert's research from his Third Year Paper is featured in the Vox blog: Lisa Murkowski's Unusual Vote on Kavanaugh, Explained

PhD Candidate Erin Rossiter Wins Methodology Award

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Congratulations to PhD candidate Erin Rossiter! Her poster, "Measuring Agenda-Setting Power in Political Discourse," was awarded one of the 2019 Society for Political Methodology Poster Awards for the best methods poster presented by a graduate student.